You are a marine in the middle of a field. Aliens, headcrabs, and flying monsters keep coming your way. They spit acid, double jump, and insist on breaking a cade you meticulously built. Sigh. You close your eyes — where would you rather be? Perhaps a space station, a chic studio in the Hamptons, or deep in the digestive track of a blue whale — or somewhere else, because why not!
As the Prey game mode matures, Mapeadores is organizing a 3 month contest from Nov 29th until the 27th of Feb 2022. Maps will be judged on 4 dimensions: gameplay, aesthetics, replayability, and innovation by an expert jury including mappers, modders, and players. This contest is the way to share Prey with the mapping community, and to prepare the mod so it can be open sourced and shared with other servers interested in setting up ZM servers — without the borefest.
As a kick-off contest, there are no specific themes. We only expect to get new, lovable maps that take into consideration specific characteristics from the Prey mod: from Alien classes to barricading physics and everything in between. Mappers whose maps are added to the server will receive Mapeadores’ Mapper status and compete for 5 prizes worth 250€!
Mapeadores will be hosting map testing sessions to let you slowly refine your maps and will use your input to iron out issues in the plugins and keep the game mode fun for all players. Join Mapeadores’ Discord (#mapping / #prey_talk channels) for map testing and design suggestions. Judges will be organised by Mapeadores and will vote by evaluating the latest submitted version.
For an overview of the Prey gamemode and general guidelines for mapping for it, check out this helpful guide by Enviolinador.
To qualify, the submissions must be uploaded to the site and tagged as a contest entry before the DEADLINE! If you don't see the contest listed on the add/edit form of your submission, make sure you have hit "Join" on this contest page first.
Let the contest begin!
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